Wednesday, 17 January 2018
National | ABC News/AP

Authorities say three people have died after a bus collided with a car near the Czech capital. Prague firefighters say a total of 48 people were injured in the accident that took place Friday near the town of Horoměřice, just northwest of Prague.

Prague | Prague TV

The Jewish Museum in Prague and the New York City-based auction house Kestenbaum & Company took joint measures that led to the return of a 16th-century book that had been missing from the museum's library collections.

Politics | Radio Prague

With his pro-NATO and pro-European views and reserved manners, Drahoš stands in stark contrast to the current head of state. In his programme he promises to respect the Constitution, to promote family and education and to re-open Prague Castle to the public.

Politics | Radio Prague

More than 45 percent of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš in the first round of presidential elections. Pavel Fischer finished second with over 20 percent of the vote, followed by Marek Hilšer with more than 11 percent.

Politics | ČTK

The public Czech Television (CT) plans to broadcast a live presidential duel between Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos on January 25, one day before the runoff, and the Prima TV is preparing another duel of the two rivals.

Politics | ČTK

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos won over one seventh of the voters who had supported President Milos Zeman in the presidential runoff in 2013, according to a survey by Kantar TNS and Median agencies the results of which public Czech Television (CT) released on Sunday.

Politics | ČTK

The Civic Democrats (ODS), the strongest Czech right-wing party, supports academic Jiri Drahos in the runoff in which he will for the presidential post with Milos Zeman who is defending it, the ODS congress declared on Sunday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Civic Democrat (ODS) congress re-elected Petr Fiala to the post the party's chairman on Saturday. This result was expected as nobody else was running for chairman at the congress held three months after the general election.

Politics | ČTK

President Milos Zeman should get rid of Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar and his close aide Martin Nejedly and he should explain controversial cases from past five years of his presidency to the public, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told Prima TV on Sunday.

Politics | ČTK

Jiri Drahos, Sciences Academy former head who advanced to the Czech presidential runoff, may replace Milos Zeman as president if he wins at least half of the votes that were received in the first round by the four unsuccessful candidates who supported him on Saturday, according to CTK.

Politics | ČTK

Prague is the only region of the Czech Republic where former Sciences Academy head Jiri Drahos won in the first round of the presidential election, gaining 35 percent of the vote from 216,167 Praguers, according to the final results that the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) released on Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

Brief profiles of Czech Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar and President Milos Zeman's close aide Martin Nejedly, from which Zeman should distance himself before the presidential runoff according to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Politics | Politico.eu

If you were to design a candidate for Czech president who was the exact opposite of incumbent Miloš Zeman, he would look a lot like Jiří Drahoš. With Czechs voting in the first round of a presidential election on Friday and Saturday, polls show that Drahoš, a physical chemist by profession, is the most serious threat to a second term in office for Zeman. The 68-year-old candidate looks professorial and fit and discusses issues in a sober, serious and non-partisan manner.

Politics | The Guardian

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been accused of promoting a climate of "vulgarity, incompetence and corruption" as the Czech Republic heads into a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his controversial brand of anti-immigrant populism and the country's place in the western alliance.

National | ČTK

The Aktuálně.cz news site published on Thursday the Czech translation of the complete report of the EU Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) on the investigation into the Capí hnízdo case in which Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) is suspected of a subsidy fraud.